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Remembering Oronto Douglas

Oronto Natei Douglas (1966 – 2015): An Exceptional Enthusiast for Justice and Development, By Ipigansi Okumo

'Life is short. Life is short. Life is short. Make hay while the sun shines. Make hay while the sun shines. Make hay while...

TRIBUTE: Oronto Douglas – The Man Who Walked His Talk [MUST READ]

One of the most painful experiences in someone’s life is to helplessly watch your loved one die. It is a traumatic pain and sorrow...

‘Our Father Taught Us Not To Discriminate’ – Oronto Douglas’ Children [INTERVIEW]

Oronto Douglas, the late environmental rights activist, leader and lawyer, may have passed away in 2015, felled by stomach cancer, but his legacy of...

Tribute: Men Like Oronto Douglas Don’t Die, By Nnimmo Bassey

by Nnimmo Bassey My last meeting with Oronto was barely a week before his passing. He had sent me a text message inviting me over...

#Tribute: Oronto Douglas – An Ijaw Who Built Bridges Everywhere In Nigeria

by Lasisis Olagunju He was not a president. He was not even a governor and, yet, he enjoyed the kind of aura you find around...

Oronto Douglas: One Of The Best Of My Generation, By Yinka Odumakin

A friend of about 28 years, Oronto Douglas breathed the last in the early hours of Thursday, April 9, 2015 after about seven years...

Oronto Natei Douglas: A Man Of Uncommon Courage, By Akinbode Oluwafemi

by Akinbode Oluwafemi My last lunch with Oronto was on February 22, 2015. The venue was his hotel room on the  9thfloor of Eko Hotels,...

My Journey With The Amazing Oronto Douglas, By Ipigansi Okumo

by Ipigansi Okumo At 5:00am on Thursday 9th April, 2015, a great journey filled with lofty hopes and ideas came to a painful end. It...

‘Men like Oronto Douglas do not die’: A Tribute, By Andy Rowell

by Andy Rowell Nigeria lost one of its most iconic, out-spoken and passionate advocates for social and environmental justice last week with the cruelly early...

The Rebel, Oronto Douglas: Memorial For A Friend (READ)

by Daphne Wysham If they knew him at all, the world knew Oronto Douglas as the former attorney for the writer, playwright and Ogoni human...

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